Natural Mystic Sanctuary

Sri Lanka
NMS is an Eco-lodge and organic farm in Sri Lanka. Set on an abandoned tea plantation In the Sinharaja Rainforest area, the owners are growing fruits, vegetables, spices and medicinal plants. Sam and Karina are true Nature Lovers; they replanted 1000 trees to create a safe place for the plants, animals and people. With 6 acres to explore and a mix of tea plantations and tropical rainforest all around, NMS provides the perfect environment for people who are simply looking to relax and enjoy nature, as well as for those that are looking for more adventure.
5 years experience
Fluent English
4.6 / 5
5 reviews

What Others are saying

What others are saying

4.6 out of 5 helpful reviews
This is a most unusual place which has been developed by friendly young couple from wild forest over the last 5 years . Very eco (only solar energy) but major problem for some will be the 15 min hike up cobbled path having crossed a wide stream. Their jeep was not working when we visited and getting luggage up was a struggle . Initially they charged us for getting our luggage up and back but they then saw sense and reimbursed us. Once they get their transport sorted it will be considerably better . Interesting walk around their “farm” but beware leeches ! They have worked incredibly hard and the rooms were comfortable. Food was very average but we were told their cook had suddenly taken the week off. Sinharaja Rainforest walk which we did was an hour away . If that is what you want suggest you book somewhere closer, as there are not really walks starting from this place. Rainforest was well worth the effort . If you want peace , solitude and want to support their eco efforts at this Sanctuary then go for it ! Reasonably priced .
30 Jan 2019
If you want to be away from it all and are not too needy when it comes to luxuries and accommodation and you are fit enough to deal with the hike up to the home then you may love this place. Sam and Karina are clearly committed environmentally and strive to be self sufficient and work to preserve the area of rainforest they have there. Largely self sufficient, the food was veggie but tasty. Favourite activities for us were being nibbled by the fish in the pools, walking in the forest and relaxing with only the noises of the forest. Expect bugs and frogs - it’s a forest! You may need to bring your own beer!
Martibass, England
30 Jan 2019
Our stay at the Natural Mystic Sanctuary was, without doubt, our favourite stay in Sri Lanka. Sam and Karina were extremely welcoming, and the location of the rooms is simply flawless. From taking ourselves off to explore the peaceful and relatively untouched rainforest, to enjoying a naturally occuring fish spa in the nearby river; our stay will certainly live long in the memory. While there, we went on one of the guided tours of the rainforest (highlighted in the Sanctuary's helpful guidebook), which I would strongly recommend. Sagara, our host, seemed genuinely passionate about the area, taking time to point out specific elements of the rainforest and explain their wider ecological and cultural significance, which not every guide seemed to - he also had the best (homemade) samosas we experienced in Sri Lanka! Our favourite, and perhaps the most simple, part of the stay however, was enjoying the amazing food on offer while looking out onto wildlife activity at dawn and dusk. Though it seems slightly 'off the beaten track', our stay was more than worth the effort. Should we return to Sri Lanka, we will certainly be going back. Thank you again, Sam and Karina!
jackaizlewood, United Kingdom
30 Jan 2019
Possibly one of the best spots in the world, overlooking the jungle and tea plantations. The view from our room was outstanding and the sound of the jungle that surrounds the place is magical. The food was excellent and the place has amazing atmosphere. We visited Sinharaja rain forest which was mind blowing and only about 40 minuets away and also Lumbini which is a tea factory nearby. Karina and Sam who work hard to run the place are very friendly, kind and helpful. The place runs on solar power and has fresh spring water and also two very friendly dogs :) Highly recommended!!!
Lior H
30 Aug 2018
A long steeeeep 20minute walk up a track ( not really suitable for vehicles) ... into jungle / rainforest ... to this amazing little place on the edge of Sinharaja rain forest. The owners (Sam(English) & Karina(German)), have acquired part of an old tea plantation lodge in 7 acres of beautiful natural jungle. Totally off-grid - solar power only, water from their natural spring, all food / spices / fruit grown organically and excellently home cooked - by Sam & Karina, who are in the process of re-building, creating an idyllic place to stay, sensitively curating and cultivating their patch of jungle - with monkeys scampering in the trees, eagles floating on thermals, and fireflies dancing, Bob Dylan and good Reggae drifting lazily ... Met some lovely people (Nati, David, Nico) - volunteers helping with the project & They even let me loose with a machete to help clear a little bit of jungle !!! Enjoyed that immensely! All in all ... Natural Mystic Sanctuary is just that ! Thank you Sam & Karina
Andrew S
30 Oct 2017